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Scent Box Perfume Review + Coupon – February 2021

Scent Box is a perfume subscription where you choose one fragrance per month (or you can elect to receive their pre-selected Fragrance Of The Month). They offer a variety of authentic designer scents (over 850) and they even offer free exchanges if a fragrance doesn’t work out for you.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

About Scent Box

The Subscription Box: Scent Box

The Cost: $14.95/month

COUPON: Get 35% off your first month! No coupon needed - just use this link.

The Product: One 8 mL vial of a designer fragrance of your choice (or allow Scent Box to pick for you)

Ships to: The U.S. for free

Scent Box February 2021 Review

This month, I received Scent Box’s “Scent of the Month.”

 

The information card included within the box usually includes some information about the men’s scent of the month on one side and the women’s on the other side.

In case I have not mentioned it in the past, you receive a new atomizer every month. The fragrance is printed on a sticker on the bottom, and the atomizers tend to be different colors each month, so you can keep them sorted.

On to the fragrance:

Vince Camuto Amore – Estimated Value $7.20 (buy 100 mL for $90)

This is not the most expensive fragrance out there and I’m sure if I peruse my many shelves and boxes of perfumes I have a sample of this one (probably a whole mini). However, it is still in production and has a higher value than last month. And, it seems like it was perfectly chosen for the month that contains Valentine’s Day. (Note the little hearts on the holder this month, which is a fun touch.)

This one is listed as floral and fruity. Top notes include passionfruit, clementine, bergamot, and cassis. (Cassis as a note is related to blackcurrant but lacks elements that some people describe as unpleasant, so think of it as an improvement to blackcurrant.) Passionfruit is a little tropical and exotic but not really strong here (or else it blends into the base notes). Clementine and bergamot are nice and citrusy but not too strong here, at least on me.

Middle notes are orchid, freesia, lotus, and lily-of-the-valley. I can definitely smell the freesia as could probably anyone else who shopped at Bath and Body Works in the late 1990s. (That was always one I liked, though…) Most orchids (except for vanilla) actually do not have a scent, they attract pollinators by their showy looks so I’m not sure what to look for there. I do think this is floral but the florals blend with the fruits pretty nicely.

Base notes include cashmere wood, musk, crystal amber, and sandalwood, all of which are scents I love, and which modulate the floral elements. I do think the overall scent works for a romantic or Valentine’s Day fragrance (even if this arrived after the holiday).

I would say sillage and longevity are average so you probably would want to reapply midday, but the included holders make everything portable and convenient.

Verdict: The estimated value of my fragrance this month is $7.20. I like this month’s Scent Box fragrance, which was a bit unexpected as romantic, feminine type fragrances are usually not my thing – I tend to prefer unisex scents and one of my more recent full-size purchases was actually a men’s fragrance to use for myself. My overall experience of this was dominated by the base notes, though, and that’s probably why I liked it so much. Although this is somewhat under the month-to-month cost of the subscription, it is not discontinued (as some recent scents of the month have been) and seems like it was specifically selected for this month, thematically. Also, don’t forget that you can increase value by filling up your queue with your own choices, and there are free exchanges, which I think adds some value as well.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, all you have to do is choose this fragrance when you sign up.

COUPON: Get 35% off your first month! No coupon needed - just use this link.

Value Breakdown: This subscription is $14.95/monthly and this month, I received $7.20 worth of fragrance (but again, this is highly variable based on what scent you choose).

Check out my past reviews of Scent Box and see other great fragrance boxes in the Perfume Subscription Box list.

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Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

Posted in Scent Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: scent box | 3 comments

Comments (3)

  1. Oh but orchids do have a scent, just like other flowers, their fragrances range from sweet to lemony to fruity. There’s one that smells like coconuts, another like hay, and even ones that smell like meat to attract the flies which pollinate them. But unlike other flowers, they lose their scent when they are picked. Orchid fragrance in a perfume is highly desirable!

    • The common ones people are most familiar with from home centers and such are hybrids produced for appearance rather than fragrance and most of those are not really scented.

      if there is such variety in fragrance for less common orchids, calling something “orchid scented” is kind of meaningless, though? Because that could really mean just about anything.

  2. I’m really curious what you full size fragrance purchase was. I also love unisex fragrances and have also bought a few men’s fragrances for myself in the past. Replica makes a unisex fragrance called Jazz Club which has been my most recent favorite.

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